Philly Fan, Chris Rock has a Question for You…

As most of us know, the Philadelphia Phillies just won their first World Series (since 1980, boo-hoo) and Philly Nation was indubitably psyched, as they should be.  The city, naturally, threw the team a parade to celebrate the championship.  Here is a shot from said parade:

Photo by Clem Murray / Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Staff Photographer

Take a look at the sign on the right, “We Won”.  To paraphrase Chris Rock, Philly fan, what did you win?

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Philly Fan takes Bottle to the Head

While I understand the euphoria that follows when one’s team wins a championship, I cannot understand the bacchanalian revelry that erupts after such a win.

Back in 1999 when I was at Texas and the Longhorns upset #3 Nebraska in Austin (see game-winning catch below), fellow students took to the streets, climbed on buses, got electrocuted in campus fountains and charmined trees throughout campus. We all got a little crazy but no one was hurt.

This year, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series (props to former Astro Brad Lidge) and their fans, notorious for crazy behavior, took to the streets in celebration. Thankfully no cars were barbecued, no one lost their life but thanks to YouTube we were given a special glimpse into some specifics.

Take this guy who takes a well-thrown bottle to the head at around the 7-second mark:

Hope it was worth it…

New York Mets: Boom… Outta Here

I know Phillies hurler Brett Myers (right) has become somewhat of a punching bag on Rome’s show (or an all-out legend depending on who you ask) on the strength of his tirade against a local beat writer. I’d say he’s a bit of both.

The piece de resistance of the outburst is the line, “Boom… Outta here”. Instant classic! In fact, it’s become part of my vernacular.

Leaving work? Boom… Outta here

Done with the lawn? Boom…Outta here

You get the picture. Well Mr. Myers has gotten his groove back. Earlier this season he was struggling and was sent to the minors but according to this recap, Myers is

6-1 in nine outings since coming back from the minors July 20. He is 4-0 with a 0.58 ERA in his past four starts spanning 31 innings – holding the opponent scoreless three times.

Tonight, Myers shut down the division-leading New York Mets and by all accounts, he is, in the words of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, “born again hard”.

By the way, former Astros closer Brad Lidge recorded his 34th save (in 34 opportunities) in the victory.  Yeah, that smarts…